Battle At Rivers Bridge / Rivers Bridge Memorials

Battle At Rivers Bridge / Rivers Bridge Memorials (HM4SC)

Location: Ehrhardt, SC 29081 Bamberg County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 2.763', W 81° 5.671'

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Battle At Rivers Bridge
On February 2 ~ 3, 1865, as Gen. W.T. Sherman'sFederals advanced toward Columbia, units ofGen. F.P. Blair's XVII Corps attempted to cross the Salkehatchie River at Rivers Bridge. The Confederate defenders there, in Gen. LafayetteMcLaws's division of the Dept. of S.C., Ga., andFla., delayed the Federals for almost two days.Each side lost about 100 men killed, wounded,or captured.

Rivers Bridge Memorials
In 1876 local men reburied the Confederate dead in a mass grave a mile from the earthworks and formed the Rivers Bridge ConfederateMemorial Association. Their annual services commemorate the battle and Southern dead.The Association preserved the battlefield anddeeded 285 acres to the state in 1945 as RiversBridge State Park, now Rivers Bridge StateHistoric Site.
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HM NumberHM4SC
Series This marker is part of the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series
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Marker Number5-9
Year Placed2004
Placed ByThe Rivers Bridge Camp No. 842, Sons Of Confederate Veterans
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 1:24am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 491175 N 3656396
Decimal Degrees33.04605000, -81.09451667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 2.763', W 81° 5.671'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 2' 45.78" N, 81° 5' 40.26" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 99 SC-641, Ehrhardt SC 29081, US
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